The Eternal Beginning
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For 2 January 2020, Memorial of Sts. Basil and Gregory, based on 1 John Â 2:22-29
Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; everyone who confesses the Son has the Father also. Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he has promised us, eternal life.
Â I write these things to you concerning those who would deceive you. As for you, the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and so you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, abide in him.
Â And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he is revealed we may have confidence and not be put to shame before him at his coming.
Â If you know that he is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who does right has been born of him.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Brigid Cannon, OP
03 January 2020 @ 7:50 am
Fr. Evan, thank you so much for this profound preaching. I want to reflect more deeply on this.
Bless you for sharing the fruits of your contemplation and may it continue.
Deep peace of the Word of God,
Sr. Brigid, OP
04 January 2020 @ 3:02 am
Profound! Thank you!